A.E. Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry

Kazan Scientific Centre Russian Academy of Sciences

The International Arbuzov Award in the field of organophosphorous chemistry

July 11, 1997, on the eve of the 120th anniversary of academician Alexander Е. Arbuzov, outstanding chemist, the Creator of a new branch of chemistry - chemistry of organophosphorus compounds, President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev signed a Decree on the establishment of the International Arbuzov Award in the field of organophosphorus chemistry.




Irina Beletskaya (Russia) (1933)
Full Member of the Russian Academy of Science, Professor of Moscow State University, Head of the Laboratory of Organoelement Compounds


Irina Beletskaya is recognized authority in the field of organic and organophosphorous compounds chemistry, chemistry of metalloorganic compounds, and homoge­neous metallocomplex catalysis in organic synthesis.She is the author of about 1000 papers and 6 monographs, and the head of world-famous scientific school.
The area of her scientific research - use of the metallocomplex catalysis in organic and metalloorganic synthesis, new methods for generation of essential chemical compounds including biologically active analogues of natural substances and medical products.
Academician Irina Beletskaya has made considerable contribution into develop­ment of the chemistry of organophosphorous compounds.For the first time the P-H
and P•P bonds addition reactions catalyzed by Pd and Nicomplexes to alkynes and alkenes were performed. These reactions can be accomplished with high regia- and stereoselectivity. Also first an enantioselective addition of dialkylphosphites to an asymmetricaldouble bond in the chiralrhodium complexes catalysis was achieved.
P-analogues of medical products used extensively were obtained.
Irina Beletskaya is the laureate of different Russian and internationalprizes.She has received the State Prize of the Russian Federation, the Lomonosov and Mendeleev awards, Sweden Prize 'Women in engineering sciences" and many others. She is the editor-in-chief of the Russian Journalof Organic Chemistry, the member of INTAS Scientific Council, and the President of Organic Chemistry Department of InternationalUnion of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).